Breaks Co-Op Profile

Peter McLennan
12 May 2013

Breaks Co-Op was formed (as Breaks Cooperative) in 1997 by Auckland rapper and producer Zane Lowe, following the demise of his previous group, hip-hop crew Urban Disturbance.

Lowe hooked up with Hamish Clark, aka Hame (ex-Christchurch crew Beats N Pieces), who had collaborated on a track on Urban Disturbance’s sole album, 37 Degrees Lattitude. Signing to Kane Massey’s Deepgrooves label, the pair finished recording their debut album Roofers in May 1997, two days before they both moved to the UK.

Show more +
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Such The Spot
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Place For You
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Moment In Time (2014)
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
The Otherside - Top of the Pops (2006)
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
The Otherside
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Settle Down
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Sound Advice
ImageableImage
Andy Lovegrove, Hamish Clark, Zane Lowe
3 col el, class=Trivia::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Trivia:

In 2005 Elton John said: “My favourite album at the moment is by a New Zealand three-piece called Breaks Co-Op.”

3 col el, class=LabelPerson::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Labels:

Deepgrooves


Parlophone


EMI

3 col el, class=ExternalLink::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy 3 col el, class=CollaborationPerson::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Members:

Zane Lowe

Hamish Clark

Chris Tubbs

Andy Lovegrove